Rodney Atkins

Rodney AtkinsRodney Allan Atkins is an American country singer. He went to Tennessee Tech. He was interested in music at an early age and during his college day he started writing songs. He was signed by Curb records. He worked on many songs for his debut album but not liked the final work. He recorded new songs for this album. His song from this album ‘In a Heartbeat’ was ranked number 74 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks. His single ‘Sing Along’ was appreciated and it reached number 37 on US Country chart. He became famous with ‘Honesty’.
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Birth Name: Rodney Allan Atkins
Born: March 28, 1969 (age 46), Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Spouse: Rose Falcon (m. 2013), Tammy Jo McDonald (m. 1998–2012)
Children: Elijah Atkins
Origin: Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres: Country
Occupation(s):  Singer-songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals, guitar
Associated acts:  Ted Hewitt, Rose Falcon

The way I heard about The American Giving Awards was from the people that I work with. My publicist and I had a conversation a while back about wanting to really get involved more and more. We've been working with the National Council for Adoption with the children's home that I was adopted from called Holston Home.

I could be on 52nd and Third in Manhattan up and ask a strange for directions and they will help you, that's a rural heart. Your car breaks down in the middle of Iowa or somewhere, or Tennessee where I'm from, people want to help each other. Given each opportunity, you see how people come together.

The energy of college football rivals that of a live performance for me. I am an extremely analytical guy and predicting these games is right up my alley, especially with a little luck thrown in. It is even more fun when I am winning and I have to say, I have fared quite well in my predictions.

I've never really focused on if I had good habits when I sang or if I had bad habits, or if I was breathing correctly. So, I started doing vocal exercises and would stretch out before I sang, stuff to help my breathing. It's funny, you breathe your whole life then you find out you're not doing it correctly.

If I spent the rest of my life getting even with the people that had helped me out, I would never settle the score.

I think my songs are singing to the rural heart. It's not whether you're from a big city or the middle of nowhere in a small town.

Some people grab my hair and pull it out. People write on my jeans when I'm on stage. They write on my boots - their phone number, name or whatever.

I guess I do prefer a ball cap. I have performed without a cap, mostly at funerals and weddings.

Right now my favorite TV show - because it's too close to home - is 'My Name Is Earl.' That show kills me. There's some funny stuff in there.

But I have vertigo... I lose my equilibrium easily. I can lean out to look at something and just keep leaning and not realize I'm about to fall.

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